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Business plan competition winners
The winners of the inaugural Rogers Business Plan Competition pose with their checks.

Inaugural business plan competition awards $14,000

Augustana’s Department of Business Administration held its inaugural Rogers Business Plan Competition this spring. The Howard and Helen Rogers Entrepreneurial Endowment provided the funds for prizes of $7,000, $4,500 and $2,500 for the first-, second- and third-place teams, respectively.

Those taking home the prizes were:

First place – Connor Woolf ’17 and Janice Wu ’18 for JobPlug, a new type of job-hunting website that simplifies the process

Second place – Dana Goggin ’17, Katie Le ’18 and Trisha Piekarczyk ’17 for PEAK, a smartphone app to help roommates split bills, buy household supplies and divide chores

Third place – Camilo Duarte ’17 for 2Improv, an improv comedy club

Each team had 10 minutes to present its business idea to a panel of business professionals, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer session.

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